Funeral services for James Hardesty, 92, of Hamlet, are Saturday, June 7 at 10 a.m. CDT at the Hamlet United Methodist Church. Visitation is Friday, June 6 from 5 until 8 p.m. CDT at Rannells Funeral Home Hamlet Chapel and Saturday one hour prior to the services at the church. Military graveside services will also be conducted. Memorial contributions may be given to the Hamlet United Methodist Church, the Starke County Community Foundation or the Ancilla Fund.
Written by Mary Perren
WKVI News Director Mary Perren is glad to be back home in northern Indiana and on the radio. She’s a North Judson native with more than 20 years of news experience. She’s worked in print and radio news in Indianapolis, Hopkinsville, Ky., Nashville, Tenn. and most recently in Winamac before taking over as news director for Kankakee Valley Broadcasting in February of 2013. Her work has been honored by the Associated Press, StateNets News Association, Curb Foundation, Hoosier State Press Association and IBA. When she’s not sitting in the anchor chair or chasing down news, Mary enjoys shopping for antiques, attending concerts and taking long walks and rides in her vintage Saab convertible, weather permitting. She’s also a hopelessly devoted Chicago Cubs fanatic who still cringes at the mention of Steve Garvey and Josh Beckett and maintains it wasn’t Steve Bartman’s fault.